Marie Le Jour Named First Team Academic All-District VII

May 23, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Marie Le Jour, a sophomore on thewomen's indoor/outdoor track and field team, was selected on Tuesday asa First Team GTE Academic All-District VII Spring At-Large honoree. LeJour, who has earned a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average in geology,is one of 10 individuals to earn First Team honors. She is now eligiblefor the national ballot, which will be announced early this summer.

At the recent Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships, Le Jourhelped lead the Cowgirls to a third place finish in the inaugural event.She placed third in the discus with a throw of 159' 5", fourth in theshot put with a mark of 47' 1 3/4", and a sixth place finish in thehammer throw (182' 6").

During the indoor season, she was a participant in the NCAA 2000Championships in the shot put. She ranks second on the all-time list inthat event with a personal best mark of 52' 2". Le Jour also standssecond all-time in the javelin with a mark of 133' 4", and fifth in theWyoming record book with a distance of 160' 3".

Here is the complete listing of the 2000 District VII First and SecondTeam Women's Spring At-Large Team.

First Team (Move on to the National Ballot)Name               School        Year    SportSonya Ahmed        UMKC          Junior  Track and FieldTracey Bearden     Drake         Sophomore Track and FieldLisa Buffington    UMKC          Junior  Track and FieldAmanda Crouse      Kansas State  Junior  Track and FieldStella Klassen     Nebraska      Senior  Track and FieldMarie Le Jour      Wyoming       Sophomore Track and FieldCassandra Morelock Nebraska      Senior  Track and FieldRisa Petty         Kansas        Senior  CrewBecky Shull        SE Missouri   Senior  Track and FieldMellanee Welty     Wichita State Senior  Track and Field

Second TeamName School Year SportLusha Alzner Montana State Junior Track and FieldJennie Bickel Northern Iowa Senior GolfLaura Borland Drake Senior Track and FieldBrooke Brickell Denver Junior LacrosseLeah Elbert Iowa State Senior Track and FieldTrudi Garrett SE Missouri Senior Track and FieldShannon McDonald Montana State Sophomore GolfLeslie McNamara SE Missouri Senior Track and FieldKara Wheeler Colorado Junior Track and FieldShera Wiegler Iowa Senior Tennis